Ponies vs Donkeys

The blog title comes from a line in Dickens’ David Copperfield and refers to the moment when the otherwise dotty and capricious old Aunt Betsey Trotwood becomes a true heroine. It’s also a part of the story where, English Major that I am, the penny drops finally as to Dickens’ metaphors of donkey versus pony in the story as a whole. Betsey is a pony, Jane Murdstone is a donkey and, if you’re familiar at all with the story, that pretty much sums it up.

I would like to think of myself as a pony – small, comical at times but, ultimately, like David, the hero of my own tale and, in terms of a beast of burden, more noble than a mere ass but frequently looking like one…

This started as a form of archiving some older blogs. I’ve put thoughts down in blog form for years now and decided to consolidate a couple of the older ones. Haven’t been there for a long time but some of the thoughts are worth keeping afloat on the ether seas and maybe add to them again. Like salmon, we return to familiar waters.

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  • Suzanne Ryall Shaw

    Maureen – how impressive this site is, and what a great learning curve for you.
    thanks for creating the blog – Suzanne

  • Moe

    now you can…it are fixed…thanks, house geek.

  • Daddio

    I can’t comment on the main site. Whaaaa